Notary fees

Notary fees

To enable us to provide you with a quote, we will normally ask you or the French notaire to send us a word format copy of the final version of the French document. For simple matters, we will endeavour to charge a fixed fee including disbursements such as legalization fees, consular agent fees and courier fees.

For more complicated or time-consuming matters, the fee will be based on Mrs Trousset’s hourly rate of £400 plus VAT, subject to a minimum fee of £300, plus disbursements/VAT. The fee charged may include preparation time, communication with the French notaire and arranging the legalisation of the document.

Payment can be made to Trousset Fawcett Ltd by bank transfer and is due on presentation of our invoice. If the document has been prepared and Trousset Fawcett has not received full payment of fees and disbursements, Trousset Fawcett may retain the document pending payment in full.

For further information regarding our notary charges, expenses and services involved please see our notary terms of business.